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animal sanctuary. why that's all i have to say. rob: you don't see many of those. jillian: why ewe keep it in the bathtub. steve. rob: have a good weekend. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> it stuns me that answer move congress would have listened in on that conversation. absolutely stuns me. i just thought that that might be sacred. >> he crushed this congresswoman for her shameful, selfish political grandstanding. >> it's a very, very personal, intimate moment and she. >> the white house is following me and my words? i'm a rock star now. >> completed the first step towards completing our broken tax code. this is the biggest thing we can get done. that's to lower taxes for everybody. make our country come petteddive again. >> threats of nuclear war intensifying as north korea state media warns of
unimaginable strike against the u.s. >> what was it like when you held him the first to my knowledge. >> it was the most emotional thing i have ever experienced. ♪ ♪ ♪ a little bit of dignified ♪ no beer on a friday night ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right ♪ and the radio up. steve: zach is singing about friday night which is on the other side of today. ainsley: if you have had a long week. brian: like you with your book tour. ainsley: can you have cold beer and friday chic chicken. brian: if you ever see him at a concert is he working.
ainsley: sea double amputee who fought for our country he is an amazing man who will join us later on. steve: thank you for joining us on this friday morning before friday night and the beer drinking as ainsley put it listen, if you were watching yesterday, midday here on the channel, you saw one of the most incredible performances from the white house briefing room. there he is, the chief of staff john f. kelly had a powerful defense of the president's call to that gold star widow. brian: there is so much that he went over, and it was imperu toe, and it was heart felt. and he went over every facet of the gold star debate from a firsthand progressive, being chief of staff, a former commander in the marines. what it's like to put somebody in to the field of battle and knowing that they will not come home. and then number three to fully put in context why the president said what he said about past presidents, about what it means to make phone
calls and more. kelly. ainsley: is he a gold star father. listen to what he had to say yesterday. 's extremely powerful. >> who are these men and women? they are the best 1% these country produces. most of you don't know them. many of you don't know anyone who knows any one of them. but they are the very best this country produces. they volunteer to protect our country when there is nothing in our country anymore that seems to suggest that selfless service to the nation is not only appropriate but required. but that's all right. typically the only phone calls the family receives are the most important phone calls they can imagine, and that is from their buddies. in my case, after my son was killed, his kids were calling us from afghanistan telling us what a great guy he was. so, some presidents have elected to call. all presidents, i believe, have elected to send
letters. my first recommendation was he not do it because it's not the phone call that parents, family members are looking forward to. you ask me about previous presidents and i said i can tell you that president obama, who was my commander-in-chief when i was on active duty did not call my family. that was not a criticism. but then he said, how do you make these calls? if you are not in the family, if you've never worn the uniform, if you've never been in combat, you can't even imagine how to make that call. but i think he very bravely does make those calls. let me tell you what i told them and let me tell you what my best friend joe dunford told me because he was my casualty officer. he said kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do
when he was killed. he knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. he knew what the possibilities were because we're at war. and when he died, and the four cases we are talking about niger, my son's case in afghanistan, when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. that's what the president tried to say to four families the other day. i was stunned when i came to work yesterday morning and broken hearted. at what i saw a member of congress doing. brian: so you understand why president trump said what he said. i don't think other presidents have done it not to brag, but to say i have been through this deliberative process with my chief of staff. you wonder he came up and said when he said that, you know, president obama never called general kelly. not that he was putting down
president obama, president trump wasn't when he mentioned that. it was because he asked general kelly because he was trying to get some context. steve: right. brian: trying to decide whether or not he wanted to make that phone call or not. that's what chief of staff kelly was saying. ainsley: he was trying to explain what the president meant his good intentions. steve: keep in mind, a couple of days ago when we heard this florida congresswoman say the president said to the widow your husband knew what he was getting into. the reason he said that was because john f. kelly told him the story about how general dunford had told him that's what he says. but what was stunning about what has happened in the last couple of days, according to john f. kelly was just the fact that this -- during one of the bleakest times in this widow's existence on this earth. when she was getting a phone call, a personal phone call from the president of the united states, there was a member of congress eavesdropping on that
private call between the president and the grieving widow. and that's the woman who made it political in john f. kelly's words. and you know what? she is now saying that niger was donald trump's benghazi. so clearly she has made this political and john f. kelly is heart broken over it. brian: right. so not only that, is it not his benghazi, niger should be investigated and is investigated. most democrats don't believe there was anything wrong about benghazi except for the outcome but not about what led to it and how it was handled afterwards. ainsley: general kelly said he was stunned and broken hearted that this congresswoman down in florida who has not ever served our country out in the battlefield like his son had, like he had, and like the four individuals that were killed in niger, she came back and she said after john kelly, after this press conference, representative wilson down in florida she said john kelly is trying to keep his job. he will say anything. there were other people who heard what i heard.
brian: you are going to tell me that general kelly, you look at his track record and see his presentation and understanding his background, anyone would order him out there as some have accused? they say the president forced him out there? are you going to tell me that anyone forced him out there to speak with heart without any notes? steve: you check out on twitter, there are a number of people on the political left, look, is he not a general anymore. is he working for the president. he was the secretary of homeland security and now he was sent out there. listen, here's the thing. suddenly fredericka wilson, everybody is talking about her. her people came out and said you know what? she said enough. she is not going to say anything else regarding this. however, before that came out, she said. this. >> you mean to tell me that i have become so important. [laughter] that the white house is following me in my words, this is amaz amazing.
that's amazing. that's absolutely phenomenal. i have to tell my kids i'm a rock star now. ainsley: highly inappropriate. she is laughing. this is not about her. this is not about the president. this is not about politics. this is about remembering the men and win who has answered the call of duty. who have sacrificed everything to fight for all of us, for our freedoms. it is about being respectful and remembering them alleges they are dying on the front lines for all of us. brian: tucker was smart enough to book ollie north who who knows the general quite well to get a perspective on how extraordinary it was to see the general and chief of staff talk about what he experienced personally. listen. >> one of the questions asked was the day you left the white house had to be the worst day of your life. no the answer was the worst day in my life was when i held dying marines in my arms and then i have to write the families and sometimes go see them after i came back myself.
and what presidents go through in trying to express their condolences is such a personal and such a private and such difficult thing, i find it stunning that someone could criticize the president for doing what he did. i mean, widow johnson, received a call that no one ever wants to get. >> tucker: yes. >> no one ever wants to see somebody walking up their walk with a chaplain with them. those kind of things happen too often in war. it's a very, very personal intimate moment. and she has wrecked it is what she has done. she is a wrecker. this congresswoman wilson is a wrecker. steve: one of the other things general kelly said during his briefing and it was so powerful was just the fact that he had spent an hour this past week trying to get his head around how this had suddenly become political. he went out to arlington and he walked among the head stones and he said. so names of the marines there were because of him, because of what he told them
to do. and he thought, you know what? at least there is one thing left in america that is still sacred, when somebody who wears the uniform dies, right, well, it was until this week. watch. >> when i was a kid growing up a lot of things were sacred in our country. women were sacred. looked upon with great honor. that's obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent cases. life. the dignity of life was sacred. that's gone. religion, that seems to be gone as well. gold star families, i think that left and in the convention over the summer. i just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, i just thought that that might be sacred. so i still hope, as you write your stories, and i appeal to america, that let's not let this maybe
last thing held sacred in our society a young man, young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country, let's try to somehow keep that sacred. but it eroded a great deal yesterday by the selfish behavior of a member of congress. ainsley: if you hear that. don't be discouraged. when i heard that at first i thought yeah, my grandparents, the greatest generation as they're called. where are those days? and then i thought america is still great. that's why a lot of people elected president trump because they believe in country. brian: right. ainsley: when we go out to these book signings we meet greatest americans, we meet people who watch us every day it gives me hope. raising a child. general kelly, he is the white house chief of staff is he a strong amazing man. brian: president tweeted last night 11:156789 i think we should put this whole thing to bed. talk about the wacky congresswoman, personal call. i think most people watched that and sees her agrees. but, i think he -- everyone
should stop tweeting and talking about it. ainsley: i agree. it's taking away from the men and women who died for our country. that's what this is all about. he said when a service member is killed after they followed orders on the battle field he wants to keep their service sacred. he went on to talk about the process when someone dies for our country. steve: so powerful. ainsley: he talked about their bodies wrapped in whatever pieces of shroud and packed in ice and flown to dover air force base where dover takes such good care of these bodies. they are embalmed and meticulously dressed in their uniforms when with whatever medals they have worn. steve: put it in context to so men and women know what they go through in the final steps of their lives. very powerful. ainsley: overnight, the senate taking a major step toward putting more money in your wallet. so, what needs to happen next to make the economy great again in the answer is
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does a few specific things. here to break it down i daniel geltrude. good morning to you. >> good morning. need tax reform. got to have it without that the economy sputters. steve: okay. when you look at the economy, historically, did you go back 50 years ago, the economy was growing at something and we have got a big graphic right over there. 3.3% was the economic growth rate in america between 1947 and 2013. and now has slowed way down. obviously, one of the ways we have got to do things, because it's only been 2.1% since 2013 is good economic policies. and the fed head is the person who has a lot to do with that. >> yes. they're the face of the central bank. and that face needs to be a poker face. really, what it comes down, to steady hand at the hymn.
we need somebody who really understands the monetary policy, which the president has made very clear it's about growth. how do we get it? how do we sustain it? steve: the big question is when janet yellen's term expires will the president appoint her for another term or will he get rid of her because when he was out on the campaign trail a year ago he said if i'm elected most likely i'm going to replace her. do you think that's a good idea? >> i think that the president made that statement at the time because that's what he felt at the time. he may want to re-examine that. i will tell you why. look at where the stock market is going. to make a change right now at the fed chair level, if that's going to put that a little bit out of balance, i'm not sure he wants to take that chance. so i wouldn't be surprised if he goes back on that one. steve: so you are saying that out on the campaign trail he said i'm going to fire her if i'm elected and now because of the stock market it's humming along he will keep her even though thanks to the federal reserve we are sitting on
all that debt? >> i think so. because we're talking about $5 trillion worth of building wealth since he has become president. that's significant. so, we could look at this situation and say, ha, if it ain't broke, don't fix it he may step back from that it wouldn't surprise me, steve. steve: interesting. if he were going to replace her with somebody, one of the names we have heard a number of times gary cohn the guy who used to be at goldman sachs, real smart guy when it comes to money stuff. do you think that's a possibility? >> it is possible. lately in the horse betting, he has kind of fallen behind. he was one of the real favorites related to if tax reform goes through. he may very well be the guy. not so sure now. steve: all right. dan, thank you very much. >> thank you, steve. steve: have a good weekend. straight ahead, president trump is closer than ever in keeping this campaign promise, we're told. >> we're building a wall on the southern border, which is absolutely necessary. steve: well, of the wall proto types, there they are. they are up.
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>> good friday morning to you. back with quick headlines and a fox news alert. moments ago u.s. back syrianed forces declaring victory over raqqa. disturbing video showing nothing but rubble left in the city. isis once using raqqa as a base to plan international terror attacks. the fall seen as a major symbolic blow to that terror group. also breaking right now north korea send ago daring new threat to the united states, warning of a, quote, unimaginable strike. this coming in response to the u.s. and south korea ramping up joint naval
exercises. cia director mike pompeo saying the rogue nation is just months away from perfecting its nuclear powers. guys? steve: all right, jillian. thank you very much. ainsley: we were invited for exclusive visit to laura and eric trump's house. steve: the nursery? ainsley: that's right. to meet their new little baby boy first time seen on camera. his name is luke. before we met luke, we talked a little politics with them. news of the day. watch? ainsley: rorng goodell recently had the meeting with all the owners of the nfl teams. he encouraged all the teammates to stand but said he is not going to punish them if they decide to take knee what's your reaction. >> the reaction is you stand for the flag. many injustices in the world you flip on the tv you see them. that is a sacred minute where the best of america is showcased and celebrated. troops of the country are inned are, one o all of the this that are wonderful about this nation. we have so much to thank god
for. if you don't stand during that period of time, personally and i'm not speaking for my father i'm disappointed. >> we have already seen the fans have reacted and part-time in this country do not take kindly to people disrespecting the flag, disrespecting the military and, you know, they will pay for it probably by losing fans, unfortunately. ainsley: your father was criticized for the conversation that he had with the gold star widow. what were your thoughts on that topic? >> i think it's disgusting. i think it shows the absolute worst of politics. here is the president of the united states calling to express his condolences on behalf of an incredibly grateful nation and people turned it into a political item to. me, it's disgusting. ainsley: you read the transcripts, what were your thoughts? >> from what i have seen, this is a clear case of the media not doing their job. whenever you read exactly what he said, he said your husband went in to battle, you know, knowing that he could be injured, knowing that he could be killed and he still did it because he loves his country and he did it for the american people.
i can't think of a better way, quite frankly, to express my gratitude t than by saying something like that. then they leave off the last part what was said. this man is a hero. there are no two ways about it my father-in-law is the biggest champion of the military there is. we all in this country love and respect our military and no one more so than the president. ainsley: what did you think of general kelly's comments defending your father when it came to that conversation with the gold star widow? >> i think it is very personal to him. he was on the phone call but he also had a son killed in afghanistan. i think he probably more so than any person in the world understands that true pain and sorrow and what the person on the other end of the telephone was going through at that very moment. imsure he had many very similar moments, you know, in his own life. and he was upset. he was upset when my father was criticized. i think he came to my father's defense in a very big way. i think he thought it was
disgusting. ainsley: tax reform. big day, budget has to be done today in order to pass tax reform by the end of the year. is that going to happen? >> i think it will. i'm hopeful it will. this country wants -- you see the stock market. record high. never seen any growth like this. it's incredible. why is that? people are expecting tanks reform. need to simplify tax system. we have to return taxes to people. we have to let corporations grow. we have to put our companies back on even playing fields with other developed nations, otherwise, we're simply not going to be competitive. ainsley: what do you make of some of these republicans not on board. have you rand paul not on board necessarily, ted cruz who hasn't said whether or not he is goings to vote for this. republicans can't seem to come together. >> i think they will on tax. i think it's something that every republican, quite frankly, campaigned on and believed. in they want people to have more money. they want people to spend more of that money on the economy. they want people to actually save money. ainsley: the investigation on the uranium one deal. your dad spoke about it
appeared said this is the real russian scandal. >> it is a real russian scandal. it's a disgrace. when the clinton foundation gets $145 million and we give 20% of the uranium united states. remember, uranium, what they use to make nuclear weapons. you give 20% of the united states stockpile to russia and the clinton foundation gets $145 million and they are call everybody on capitol hill to testify about absolutely nothing as it pertains to the campaign because there was zero collusion, there was no russia. it's a disgrace. and it really shows how one-sided our government can be. ainsley: so let's talk about the baby. how did you come up with luke. >> luke was my dad's dad. i heard such incredible stories about him. i always said if i have a son, i would really love to maim that him after my grandfather so it's really special. ainsley: did your dad meet the baby. >> he has. when he at the u.n. he spent a bunch of time with luke. that was very special. ainsley: so i'm about to meet luke. what can i expect? >> he's a great baby.
he really doesn't cry that much. he is so sweet. a lot of hair. so you will see. apparently he has more hair than most babies. >> the trump hair. the trump hair. ainsley: let's go see him. >> i'm dieing to meet him. >> oh, laura. hi, little one. look a that blond hair. >> your nurse i have beautiful did. you decorate it. >> we did. we have a lot of amazing books. we have one i think you will like right over here. ainsley: oh, have you my book. >> we wanted to put it out for you. >> hi, cutie. >> he a beautiful. healthy baby boy. ainsley: congratulations. >> thank you. steve: in that last shot. baby luke look as lot like the father eric, right. ainsley: he is such a beautiful, perfect baby. brian: tell the news. you brought him home and able to baby-sit for the entire night. ainsley: i did. i asked if i could have him
and they said yes. i am now raising baby luke. i wish. i wish. brian: that's a "fox & friends first." steve: trumps were looking to save a little money. ainsley: they will never part with that baby. i said eric, are you ready to have another one? he said oh, yesterday. he wants another one. steve: met the baby and heard a bunch of opinions about stuff in the news. excellent job. brian: meanwhile, 29 manipulates before the top of the hour. final weeks of uproar. some nfl players protesting the national anthem say the fight won't be over until collin kaepernick gets a job. but do the fans agree? what about the cfl. former nfl quarterback who is going to be hosting "fox & friends" this weekend will join us live in studio with that coming up. steve: he goes to a bar and talks to folks. white house chief of staff john kelly giving emotional tribute to fallen stars. our panel weighs in on his speech and the controversy straight ahead.
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♪ ♪ >> when i listened to this woman and what she was saying, and what she was doing on tv, the only thing i could do to collect my thoughts was to go and walk among the finest men and women on this earth. and you can always find them because they are in arlington national cemetery. i went over there for an hour and a half, walked among the stones. some of whom i put there because they were doing what i told them to do when they were killed. so, i still hope, as you write your stories, and i appeal to america that let's not let this maybe last thing that's held sacred in our society, a young man, young woman going out and
giving his or her life for our country. let's try to somehow keep that sacred. brian: yeah, let's see if we can. chief of staff john kelly defending president trump's call to a gold star widow all while honoring the sacrifice of our troops, some of which served under him. joining us right now with their reaction is our panel; we're privileged to have them with us wounded combat jason red map is here. retired army ranger sean parnell. as well as army veteran and nypd officer dr. darren porcher who did early duty today at 4:00 a.m. jason, first to you, your reaction to what the chief of staff/general kelly did yesterday. do you think he answered all the questions and put it in perspective? >> yeah. absolutely. i mean, nobody better than general kelly from both sides of the coin. both being a general who took men in to combat and men and women who sacrificed -- everything about them. their time away from family and ultimately that ultimate sacrifice that laid some of
them to rest. second part of that john kelly lost his own son: the impact of losing your own family member, i have friends that have had somebody show up at that door. i was severely wounded. it could have possibly been me. it's just -- you cannot exrensd it unless you have been there. can i see why john kelly was so stunned at representative wilson's comments. >> to your point, i have made calls to family members and notified them when they have lost loved ones. it is a sacred process. and for a democratic congresswoman to use that and come out and attack president trump, to me, is just reprehensible and it represents a compromise of that sacred trust that exists between the president, the commander-in-chief and our military that supports him. >> you know, the president brought up a very valid point and a lot of people -- we all sit at this table know and understand when we took the oath we knew that this was something that was always in the background.
so when trump made that statement, he knew what he was up against, i truly agree. and we all feel the same way. i don't think that in any way, shape, or form, it was a disheartening comment. it was just something that came into play. when he mentioned general kelly making this statement, i mean, he has three different roles. he is a gold star father. he's also a politician at the forefront in the white house at the chief of staff and coupled with being a military general and no better person could have presented that. brian: 3:00 in the afternoon i agree with you. but what happened after. he answered the question why he said what he did and the phone call. why he used the term he did. and then politics went back into the fray, take a look at brian fallon who, by the way, his green just had hillary clinton blow the easiest election possible to an upstart billionaire. brian fallon tweets this out about general kelly. kelly is enabler of trump is he believer in him. that he makes him as odious as the rest.
don't be disdistracted by his uniform. he taliban and overseeing mass deportations. he put down a guy that just put everything in perspective for this country. what is your reaction to that? >> remove that from the equation, the fact that he is the chief of staff you want to talk about things like that. the mere fact that he laid his son to rest. take the fact out that he was ever a general. he wore the uniform and look at him as a gold star family member. someone who sent his very own son off to fight for the freedoms that every one of us in this country enjoy, that statement was the height of ignorance and it's a total misunderstanding. brian: that tweet? >> that tweet, yeses was the height of ignorance in my opinion. >> all of my life i have been enjoying the passive support of the left. oh we support the troops but just thought the mission, right? now we are supposed to believe they're the moral authority or judge and jury on how to support our troops, right, with congresswoman attacking
president trump. and now have you everybody else coming out and now attacking general john kelly, the white house chief of staff who is real estate tired general himself, lost his son. now they are attacking him and really what it does it shows you how they truly feel about the military. brian: it does. i will say this, too. i think the average american is not looking at brian fallon or this left-wing congresswoman. i think they get it. you don't see a politician when that chief of staff was behind that podium. i want to bring you something that something kelly is overseeing part of. you know, general mcmaster is national security advisor. you know dunford is chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and kelly inseparable as well as mattis. they changed the rules of engagement, darren, and things are making progress. yesterday, raqqa fell. isis is dispersed. your reaction? >> i think that the military is doing a resounding job. a lot of things they don't take credit for because that's not what the military does. but, just going back to what this congress person did, i
think that she used politics to advance her ideology and it totally moved away from the death and the loss of a military member out in this place niger. i think that is what the focus should be. not so much what the congresswoman's statement was moving forward. because she had this diametric opposition to trump in the past. and this just came to fruition that she used this as a vehicle to advance the cause. brian: what's so amazing the president and chief of staff's remarks. he pointed out he met her before in 2015 opened up brand new fbi building where they were going over the sacred loss of three fbi agents in the battle field. at which time she went up to speak. didn't acknowledge that i will picked up the phone and asked president obama for $20 million and i got it and all the military officers and law enforcement officers were my goodness, how inappropriate was that? >> it would have been nice if her voting record in congress was one that supported the veterans. i mean, she voted time and again against things that would have helped veterans year after year after year during the longest period of war in our nation's history.
the election of president trump did not create hate in the left. but, boy, it certainly is revealing it now. brian: right. we should tell our two former presidents that yesterday. they seemed to be blaming president trump for that. unfortunately we are out of time. i could go on for another four hours with guys. jason redman, darren porcher and sean parnell. ronna mcdaniel romney and judge jeanine pirro will all be here. terrifying video of what can happen with electronics on airplanes and a warning from the feds. and finally it's a modern day gold rush. cities battling to become the site of amazon's new headquarters. what really happens when amazon comes to town. kurt the cyberguy is ordering something on line. oil and gas get where they need to go safely. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better.
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aliens checking out the border wall. arrested several people inside the construction zonal in san diego. contractors have until next thursday to complete their wall designs. brand new warning to airlines. ban lap t laptops from checked bags or risk explosions like this. jeez, according to faa overheated lithium ion battery can make airson sole cans explode and take down planes. laptops and other large electric ton frick devices from checked luggage. the dodgers are world series finishing off chicago cubs game five. will the dodgers face game six between the yankees and astros. the yankees with one win away. was that fast enough for you. brian: twhoos good. last time in the world series against the mets in 1988. steve: amazon is searching for new city to house second headquarters. competition for that job is
heated. ainsley: not all good if a billion-dollar company lands in your city. steve: half a trillion-dollar company. ainsley: sounds good, right? why isn't it good, kurt? >> pros and positives. looking for second location that will be 5 million square foot facility, 50,000 jobs. and $5 billion being spent in that city. so pretty incredible numbers here. but, imagine this, in order to even qualify and if you are one of these lucky cities, 39 u.s. cities are vying for this. that means have you more than a million people. within 45 minutes of international airport, and you're friendly. that's what they are looking for at amazon. the moodies has this forecast out thinking this might be the leader list for amazon right now which would be number one austin. atlanta, number three philadelphia, rochester buffalo market is number four. and pittsburgh in at number 5. wee don't really know yet. steve: sure, all those communities are pulling out all the stops.
tucson sent a great big cactus. >> 21-foot cactus. ainsley: how about georgia. >> georgia wants to rename the town, right? rename the state. >> please, that's never going to happen. what we do know is this imagine if this moves into your community. steve: a lot of traffic. >> tons of traffic. it is going to be like living in your house and completely redoing your house at the same time. but in a big city format. think of the money that's going to come into that area improving education, infrastructure. steve: 50,000 jobs. >> 50,000 jobs. brian: are you happy if you are that smaller store, mom and pop store trying to carve out your place in the community? >> you actually nailed it here is the irony, amazon the big mega beast gorilla of retail that has been responsible for really shutting down a lot of mom and pop main street stores. steve: thousands. >> this actually in a boat of irony if they move into your city, mom and pop stores will do quite well.
steve: take care of those 50,000. >> want more. we have more online. brian: will i see everything? or they can't possibly bring everything that they can ship into a store, can they? >> no. it's not going to be like that, brian. we'll talk about it later. i will explain the whole thing. ainsley: world headquarters. brian: will you be able to touch stuff? steve: it's not a store. it's a second headquarters. brian: i don't even want it. i'm out. >> i don't know when their answer is i will find out. they are not telling me. we will find out. steve: thanks, kurt. meanwhile, straight ahead, president trump bashing fake media for ignoring the moscow uranium deal. >> uranium is a big subject. i think that's your russia story. that's your real russia story. steve: could bill and hillary clinton be the center of the real russia collusion story? judge jeanine weighing in coming up. brian: they're such a happy
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brian: michael bennet says the nfl anthem controversy won't end until collin kaepernick has a job. steve: that's one point of view. meanwhile former nfl quarterback jason see horn joins us live right now. he is going to be the weekend host on the show. ainsley: good morning, jason. >> it was interesting. i spoke with nhl fans at john's smokehouse about the current state of the league. and here is what they had to say about the anthem protest.
♪ >> so much talk and so much emphasis being placed on the protest of the national anthem. you are a football fan. your take on all of this? >> it's unfortunate because sports is supposed to bring us together. i just find it upsetting that they don't want to stand for the flag. being in the military back in the day, this is kind of the right that i joined the military for. you got that choice to do it. >> i'm a combat veteran. wounded veteran. so i was in vietnam, served my country. and i say they should take the knee. i don't see the problem. my knee mamay be different thant collin is taking for. 50,000 men and women we left over there lost their lives over there. >> i think as an american citizen i have a trite present any opinion that i have right now. but i also, as an adult, who is employed, who has customers and an organization want to be cognizant of their
preference on how i operate in public. >> as a fan, does it detract or deter you from the game at all? >> well, it actually it does. i'm a season ticket holder with the giants. and it's tough nowadays. >> it doesn't change my wanting to watch football at all. >> this week michael bennet said after goodell some of the players spoke they asked if he wanted to be a part of it he said i'm not going to be a part of any conversation that changes the way we're protesting until collin kaepernick isn't just involved but has a job on the team. your take on that? >> i think the kaepernick thing. he had jobs and he didn't do well at those jobs and that's why he doesn't have a job now. >> i think he is getting a little bit of an unfair shake. at the same time, i'm not somebody who is, you know, has a business trying to make money. >> do you think the message as to what they were trying to create with the social injustice has been lost in the middle of all of this? >> most definitely, most
definitely. everybody is trying jump on the bandwagon right now. >> i think at the end of the day, everybody can agree we are rooting for each other. people want to figure out about how to go about it in the right way. >> he i think we need to come together as a country and come together as human beings in this country and say i don't agree with you. but you do have a right to say what you think is wrong. steve: how crazy was it for the people there at the smokehouse to have you ask them their opinion on sports? >> it was kind of comical because then it became a q and a session on sports afterwards. they were asking me stuff about the game we were watching. fun interactorring with fans and getting their take on football. it was a different scene. you are pay sports bar with the game on and asking people whether or not they're concerned with this. they are not. they are watching the game. brian: did the nfl help or hurt themselves this week. >> from this standpoint a year and a half. in stay out of it you can't come in this late in the game and now make some sort of memo this is what you are going to do a year going forward. you should have done it a week ago.
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pages. the president explained it in a tweet. #, i won. ♪ ♪ ♪ i feel good today ♪ can't nobody bring me down ♪ and i just got paid ♪ and i think i'm going to head to town. brian: is that thomas rhett? ainsley: i have got to download that. brian: i didn't know he sang like that. steve: it's payday for a lot of folks. brian: do you know what's weird did b. today's age no one gets checks anymore. direct deposit. steve: for us we get direct deposit. brian: i want to rip something open that's
perforated. ainsley: you want to add one more thing to your list of things to do. brian: sign the check and get there before the bank closes at 3:00. steve: you want a check that arrives in the mail. do you trust the postal service to give it to you every friday? brian: no. i'm still waiting for my powdered drink, my powdered milk to come which i ordered. i ordered alba through the mail. steve: it's available at stores. what is alba? >> it's a powdered milk. ainsley: you get that if the crisp aisle. steve: going to talk about the number one story in the world once again today and that is the president and that call he made earlier this week to the gold star widow. there you see his chief of staff, the former general marine john f. kelly mounted a powerful defense of the president's call to the gold star widow and what was extraordinary was the way he called out a member of
coming who we have been talking about fredericka wilson who, as john kelly told us yesterday, broke a sacred bond because she was eavesdropping. there's the woman right there. she was eavesdropping on a personal and private call between the president of the united states, the commander-in-chief and a widow had had just lost her husband. brian: here is what she said, too. i wanted to grab the phone and curse him out. so thought it was important. steve: that's what she said. brian: that's what she said. keep in mind, too. there is only one person that could straighten this all out in a way not many of us expected. the background what went to the president making this call. why the president said what he did. and what it means to lose somebody in battle. here is the chief of staff, john kelly. >> for these young men and women they're the best 1% the country produces. most of you, as americans, don't know them. many of you don't know anyone who knows any one of
them. but they are the very best this country produces. and they they volunteer to protect our country when there is nothing in our country anymore that seems to suggest that selfless service to the nation is not only appropriate but required. but that's all right. typically the only phone calls the family receives are the most important phone calls they can imagine, that is from their buddies. in my case, hours after my son was killed, his friends were calling us from afghanistan telling us what a great guy he was. so, some presidents have elected to call. all puts, i believe, have elected to send letters. my first recommendation was he not do it. because it's not the phone call that parents, family members are looking forward to. he asked me about previous presidents. i said i can tell that you president obama, who was my commander-in-chief when i was on active duty, did not
call my family. that was not a criticism. but then he said, you know, how do you make these calls? if you're not in the family, if you've never worn the uniform, if you've never been in combat, you can't imagine how to make that call. i think he very bravely does make those calls. let me tell you what i told him and let me tell what you my best friend and what my best friend joe dunford told me because he was my casualty officer. he said, kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. he knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%. he knew what the possibilities were because we're at war. and when he died, and the four cases we are talking about niger, my son's case in afghanistan. when he died, he was
surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. that's what the president tried to say to four families the other day. i was stunned when i came to work yesterday morning and broken hearted at what i saw a member of congress doing. ainsley: it was a beautiful press conference. i think it was smart for the president to send him out. brian: actually, i bet you -- ainsley, i bet you he did that on his only. i bet you he decided i'm going to go out and handle. this i don't think anyone tells you to do that i think that has to come to you. ainsley: maybe. so but i thought it was beautiful. because he has been there. you know, he has fought for our country. he was a general. he lost his own son and then at the end of that he said at the end of the press conference he takes questions from reporters. he said are any of you gold star parents? no one raised their hands. then he said do you know of a gold star family? and several people raised their hand and he said to a young man, he said you get the first question.
steve: his press conference was so enlightening because not only did you find out the respect somebody killed in action receives from the u.s. military. but also you hear, you kind of get the back story of the many parts of the story that we have been talking about. brian: exactly. steve: for instance, he advised the president not to make the phone call. because he said there was no perfect way to make that call. then the president said it's the right thing to do. i want to make it he said what do i say? and then he said what joe dunford, the general had told him. he said your husband knew exactly what he was getting into and that's the part that the congresswoman heard as she was eaves dropping and then that bugged her and then she politicized it. also, you know, the other part that we learned was the fact that when the president said, you know, i don't think barack obama didn't call the families that's because john kelly said that barack obama did not call his family after his son robert died because most presidents don't call the
families. they write letters instead. and the phone calls come from the people who are the most important to the fallen soldier, their friends. brian: so this congresswoman says this afterwards. john kelly is trying to keep his job and will say anything other people also overheard. this keep in mind john kelly doesn't want to keep his job. john kelly was happy retired. he said after he got asked to be the next homeland security secretary he asked his wife, his wife said we're always -- we're a family of service, go serve your country again. she is like okay. he is -- he said i'm back in. well then john kelly a tweet from brian fallon who failed miserably in trying to get hillary clinton elected said that john kelly, keep in mind, backed up the travel ban and was homeland security secretary for the president. he also said the wall worked. guess what? is there a chance that he believes the travel ban? is there a chance he actually believes the wall is going to work homeland security secretary that he did this on his own? are you going to tell me someone tells general kelly to go out there and talk
about your son or else you are fired? is that what she actually thinks? steve: well, listen, she suddenly is a rock star according to herself. listen to her as local affiliate caught up with her yesterday. >> you mean to tell me that i have become so important. [laughter] that the white house is following me in my words, this is amazing. that's amazing. that is absolutely phenomenal. i have to tell my kids that i'm a rock star now. ainsley: amazing. she came out publicly and said she was against that phone call. she didn't like the message. she went on other media outlets to talk about it. now she is shocked that the white house is talking about it? she is the reason for all of this. steve: she is the eavesdrop his or her politicized it according to john kelly yesterday. she is also, keep in mind, politically she has called for the president to be impeached. said he is going to get
impeached. said he is a sick guy and has mental problems. brian: general kelly said i had interaction with him before when i was in uniform. they were dedicating a new fbi building in 2015 to two fbi agents who lost their lives in 1986 grogan and duke. instead of getting up there when she was behind the microphone in her district and talking about them. she talked about how she picked up the phone, called barack obama and got funding for right away and how instrumental she was and then sat down. all the military officers and family members were stunned but they didn't say anything. but then she reared herself up in this situation again. ainsley: she has made this phone call such a big ordeal when the president, as general kelly was saying, he was just trying to pay his respects to someone who has laid down their life for all of us. michael waltz, lieutenant colonel michael waltz also a fox news contributor. he said this about making those phone calls. he has had to make plenty of them. listen to them. >> let me be clear here as a commanders i have had to
write those letters. i have had to make those calls. there is nothing more difficult in the world to do. those men were out there doing what they love. it's the families that have to suffer. they get three choices. >> yeah. >> they get we don't come back. we come back missing arms and limbs or we are not right mentionly and not the meny ors how we were when we left. nothing more sacred than that. ainsley: pretty powerful. you are going to lose your life, lose your limb or not come back the same. brian: trying to make it a scandal when four green berets what went into that 29 times. this was the time they were ambushed. have you got it believe the secretary of defense, general mattis wants to get to the bottom of it as much if not more than anybody else. so everyone should stop talking into that microphone and saying this is a coverup. are you kidding me? steve: well she, the congresswoman is, going to be back on television this morning. ainsley: i thought she was going to stay silent she
said. steve: that's what we heard yesterday. she has been booked on morning shows. she also is referring to what happened in niger as president trump's benghazi. brian: jillian mele have you other breaking news after doing your show this morning. jillian: that's right. let's get you caught up with a fox news alert. u.s. backed syrian forces officially declaring victory over isis in raqqa. syrians capital. this as we see brand new disturbing video showing nothing but rubble left in the city. isis once using raqqa as a base to plan international terror attacks. the fall seen as a major symbolic blow to the terror group. another fox news alert now north korea accepted ago daring new threat to the united states overnight warning of a quote unimaginable strike. this coming in response to the u.s. and south korea ramping up joint naval exercises. cia director mike pompeo saying the rogue nation is just months away from perfecting its nuclear powers. it? >> is the case that they are
close enough now in their capabilities that from a u.s. policy perspective we ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving that objective. jillian: pompeo says military force is still an option. will, the los angeles dodgers are world series bound after a dominating win against the defending champs, the chicago cubs. so who will the dodgers face? game six between the yankees and astros is tonight. the yankees are just one win away. getting closer, guys. ainsley: i have to tell you one of the book signings a guy brought me champagne he said you were so disturbed about all the wasted champagne. jillian: why didn't you bring it in here to share. steve: she drank it, come on. ainsley: picked on brian. you said him straight. he was talking about accuse stick yesterday and he was pronouncing. steve: i said a cue stick is something you play pool
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passing a tax plan. get, this they narrowly passed a budget framework. ainsley: the president tweeted this the budget passed late last night 51 to 49. >> we got zero democrat votes with only rand paul: he will vote for tax cuts. voting against this now allows for the passage of large scale tax cuts and reform which will be the biggest in the history of our country. here to weigh in on this is rnc chair woman ronna mcdaniel. great to see you. >> always great to be here. i think it's the great as a first step towards tax cuts. tax relief for middle class families across this country of seeing their wages stagnate. seeing their wage their premiume under obamacare. clair mccaskill, joe manchin none of these democrats came over. they are in lock step in opposition resistance to the president and american people looking for help and relief and republicans
fought for that last night and we're on the way to tax cuts. brian: now the speaker said he wants to get tax reform done by thanksgiving he wants to put it forward. what kind of time line is this? is that feasible? >> yeah. i think that they are in a good place, initially he had said we might be here through christmas. republicans recognize we need to bring help to the middle class of this country who has been hurting. the president has fought for this. you saw the is that true pass the budget last night. they are in a good place. i think november and thanksgiving is feeivelg. feasible. they are rushing. they want to get tax cuts out there quickly. steve: yoquickly.steve. ainsley: you are a chair woman at the rnc. what's th going on with the dnc. >> they had meeting in las vegas. there is a lot of infighting. part of the by product of last year where the dnc came in heavy for hillary clinton and they pushed out the
bernie sanders supporters. they are continuing to do that it's created division in their party. the republican party under president trump is united. the rnc has raised record money. we are already investing in our key battle ground senate seats. brian: i heard in the house they outraised you last month. true? >> the rnc has doubled what the dnc does. we are the hub of the election. we are the data and the ground game. we are already setting that up for 2018. having a dnc not functional is very harmful for democrats and what they need to do in 2018. we're in a good place. brian: we will see what happens in new healthcare bipartisan with lamar alexander and patty murray. not sure where the president stands on that. very intriguing to see if it's a short-term fix. ronna mcdaniel thank you very much. ainsley: good to see you. >> thanks for having me. ainsley: general john kelly lost his son in afghanistan and is he firing back at the mainstream media. our next guest gave both of his legs in the war on terror. and he will react to this. >> a young man, young woman
♪ ♪ steve: time now for news by the numbers. 24 after the hour. first up 23163.04. that's what the dow jones industrial average closed at yesterday above 23,000 again. that is another record high. the peak coming after report federal reserve governor jerome powell is the leading pick for the next federal reserve chairman. next 22,000. that's how much unemployment benefit claims dropped last week. the lowest level in 44 years. new labor department numbers
come as more americans are returning to work after hurricanes harvey and irma. finally, six. that's how many women took the lead on southwest airlines first unmanned max 8 flight. ainsley: no way. steve: crew snapped a picture noticing there was no male pilots or flight attendants on their flight from san francisco. ainsley: it was manned. someone at the wheel, what do you call it the hymn. brian: the pilot. ainsley: it was not a man. steve: it wasn't a robot. brian: now that we have got that clear. john kelly hitting back at the press for politicizing the president's call to a gold star family and sharing his own experience with the loss of his son in afghanistan. >> i said to him, sir, there is nothing can you do to lighten the burden on these families. but let me tell you what i tell them. let me tell what you my best
friend joe dunford told me. because he was my casualty officer. he said, kel, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. he knew what he was getting into by joining the that 1%. he into you what the possibilities were because we're at war. and when he died, and the four cases we are talking about niger my son's case in afghanistan, when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on this earth. his friends. brian: all right. joining us now -- ainsley: u.s. marine corps bomb tech johnny joey jones who lost both of his legs defending our country. good morning to you. thanks for being with us, joey. >> good morning, ainsley. ainsley: it sounds like general kelly was saying those words comforted me so
he gave advice to say that to this gold star family he did and they took offense to it they didn't like it. what's your response? >> well, context goes a really long way, doesn't it? at the end of the day, when someone like general kelly stands up there and tells you what was said and why it was said, i believe in his integrity far before any politician involved in this crazy issue. what we should be talking about are the four people that died, the four heroes that died. steve: indeed. >> how we can prevent that from happening again. not some made up controversy because oh, by the way i have listened to president trump for two years, he rarely puts things into the words of a politician. that's how he speaks. and if there was any misunderstanding as to what he meant, a phone call or an inquiry would go a long way before we drag this soldier's name through the mud literally over a phone call. he deserves better than this. all four of them deserve better than. this and it's disgusting. steve: johnny, you just said it's a made-up controversy. why do you say that? >> because when we get
context of why he said he knew exactly what he was getting into. and by the way i told my family before i left i knew exactly what i was doing and that's what i wanted to go do. anyone who says that isn't a common term or common notion, they are blatantly false or they are making it up. i'm not sure. so i can't tell you what was said on that phone call. quite frankly, it's none of my business. steve: um-huh. >> i want that gold star family member to feel consoled but i also want a congress person who get the facts straight before she goes to the media and jumps on an opportunity to make this a partisan issue. brian: johnny, i thought it was so extraordinary that the chief of staff general kelly went out there and did what he did. there was only one person in america that could have answered all the questions that the media was going to town with. and did he it. how surprised are you that they are still running with the controversy about the so-called controversy about the statements and saying that general kelly is complicit because is he working in the case of some editorial writers, because
he is working for president trump? >> i'm not surprised at all. i mean, look where we are today. you know, i text greg gutfeld and i said some things should be a no go zone yesterday. he told me we are redefining no go zones. they don't exist anymore. i'm not surprised but i'm absolutely disgusted. this is disgusting. this person should be honored. his memory should be honored and his family should be left well enough alone to grieve. can i tell you 24 hours after losing someone you love with all your heart. you are in no state of mind to make a judgment call on much of anything. i don't know anything about what is or isn't, you know, sanctimonious or something as sacred but can i tell you i do have a pretty good idea of what is decent in these situations and what is decent is to let a family mourn. and to not make this a political matter. you know, obviously president trump didn't do himself any favors immediately after this, but i do believe that general kelly put the period on this conversation. and it's time to move on and start talking about the honor and dignity, the
honor, courage and commitment this person served with. brian: i know the president tweeted last night. i hope he doesn't anymore. i hope he refuses to take any more questions on it and put it to bed. there is nothing else to say. he answered everything. ainsley: going forward, what's he going to do? is he going to continue to call the families? brian: i think. so. steve: i bet not. >> when i listened to general kelly i hope he doesn't. i hope he writes letters so they have something to look back 30 years from now and let's those closest to the heroes make those calls. i have laid on the battlefield and watched my brother take his last breath. it took me seven years to face his wife. today it would be just as hard as it was that day. it's really hard. i was in charge of keeping himself just like the president is in charge of sending him there. it's not an easy thing to do. if you don't have the perfect words, which there is no such thing. not a lot gained by making a phone call. i hope he doesn't. i hope he writes the letter and gives them something to hold on to and let's the people who know him closest make those phone calls. steve: surely. thank you for joining us
from atlanta. >> absolutely. thank you. steve: all right. it is 7:30 now in new york city. president trump bashing fake media for ignoring the other big story, the moscow uranium deal. >> uranium is a big subject. i think that's your russia story. that's your real russia story. steve: well, could bill and hillary clinton be the center of the real russia story regarding collusion? judge jeanine pirro. all rise, the judge is here ♪ to say it's time ♪ the clock is ticking ♪ so stay ♪ all you have to do is stay a second ♪ your hand on mine ♪ the clock is ticking ♪ so stay ♪ i can breathe again! vicks sinex... breathe on. 83% try to eat healthy,
was super personal for him because is he a gold star father, lost his son robert in afghanistan. >> and has another son in the service as well. brian: his fifth tour. >> fifth tour, of course. when general kelly spoke, you know, he spoke in such a way that he took most of us who had never heard about that sad journey that the young men and women that we lose take on their way home. they are thrown on ice and what happens to them. that was so powerful what he said should be the last word that anyone says about this issue. that woman, that congresswoman, whenever her name is wears a hat is a bozo. stop it end it. this is about men and women who die and not about politics, period. brian: here is what brian fallon tweeted out who failed miserably when it came to getting hillary clinton elected. kelly isn't just an nationalleenablerof trump, is hn him. that makes him as odious as
the rest. don't be distracted by the uniform. >> what is his claim to fame? i will not get started on him. is he irrelevant at this point. brian: he has lost his axis in justice and moral code. >> hasn't all of the left lost their axis of justice and moral code when all of a sudden people who die for us, you know, are not worthy of respect? this congresswoman who wears the hats, she is not a supporter of veterans. she has voted against issues. brian: antimilitary. >> antimilitary. and, you know, we have got people in the nfl who won't stand for the flag. these people who go out and fight for us and die for us, the parents who live in the ripple effect of that horrible wakened up living lives of sadness. they want to walk around -- this woman is saying i'm a rock star. what is wrong with them? ainsley: yesterday morning top story was this investigation into the clinton cash, clinton
foundation and russia. and bill clinton with his speeches. well e the media really didn't cover it much yesterday and the president was bashing the mainstream media for that what's your reaction? >> well, you know, this is something we knew about when peter schweizer came out with his book. look, the big russia story is the fact that bill and hillary clinton, because of her position as secretary of state were able to cash in on one of the biggest and one of the largest scandals that involved the united states and another foreign country, which just happens to be russia. now, my understanding is that it wasn't 143 million. it was more than that that went from this uranium one to the clinton foundation for the sale of our uranium to russia. russia now owns 20 to 25% of our uranium. why is that significant? it's significant because uranium is used to make a nuclear weapon. and don't tell me it's just
nuclear energy. you put your foot on the gas pedal and you can make a real nuclear weapon. all right. now, what we have got is a person who ends up in a -- on a disclosure agreement, not able to talk about the fact that bribery has been going on and loretta lynch calls them up and says look, you can't talk about the fact that the fbi was investigating russia and corruption and kick backs all during the obama administration. have you got money passing hands. you've got bob mueller is the head of the fbi. and you've got loretta lynch calling and saying you cannot talk about this investigation we were doing. hillary clinton approving the deal. hillary clinton and bill making money on the deal. and they are shutting down all of the information that we can get. look, these people belong in jail. the evidence is there. brian: time on the national news at all. this wasn't covered on national news. it was the front story on
media ite. steve: which is a blog regarding media. we know now the fbi actually investigating the corruption. they had somebody on the inside who was talking about what looks like bribery to everybody else. and, yet, the obama administration went ahead and approved the deal, where they bought 20% of the uranium. but here's the thick. if the president were watching right now, all he has got to do to fix one of the things that's a problem for you, is all he has got to do is call jeff sessions and say mr. attorney general, you need to go ahead and the guy who is in the nondisclosure agreement. >> right. steve: no reason to have that anymore. tell us who he is and have him testify. >> chuck grassley has said i want to hear from this guy. jeff sessions can release him from this. brian: on his own. >> from this agreement that lorloretta lynch called him personally and said we are going to put new jail.
i have never heard of a witness being threatened, especially someone who is on the inside working for the government being threatened with jail if you say in front of congress or anyone else -- steve: what's the best way to get to the bottom of this story? >> jeff sessions not only needs to get rid of this nondisclosure agreement and allow this guy to talk. he needs to do a grand jury. bob mueller, we now know is totally conflicted. he walls the head of the fbi had when this was going on. james comey is totally conflicted from all of this stuff. the facts are clear. the whole obama administration and the whole lot of them were involved in the biggest corrupt scandal. brian bine we have only gone two days without saying the name james comey. we blew that we will watch you this weekend, right? >> yeah. i will be on saturday at 9:00 repeats at midnight. i will be in l.a. so it's 6:00 in l.a. and then 9:00. brian: can you still go out. >> yeah in l.a. can you. brian: talking about going out. jillian loves to go out. jillian: yeah, right. i'm the biggest home body on
the face of this earth. you don't need to know that. let's give you the news you actually need to know though starting with this. a cop killer on death row sticks his middle finger in the air during his final moment in life. corey put to death by lethal injection overnight. used last statement to curse the state saying quote, i hate you, i hate you, and giving the obscene gesture. in 1997 mcnabb walked up and shot officer anderson gordon five times as he sat in his parked patrol car. he tried to blow up a plane with a bomb in his underwear and now he says white supremacists are mistreating him in prison. suing the justice department for denying his free speech and religious rights. he claims other inmates are allowed to harass him during prayers and that he is not allowed to communicate with the outside world. the nigerian man trained by al qaeda serving four life sentences for the botched attack on the detroit bound plane in christmas of 2009.
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ainsley: well, confidence is actually bouncing back among home builders after a hurricane induced death. marking the highest level of confidence since may. this as the nation's hottest real estate zip codes are now revealed. here to weigh in on this is the host of the property man and fox news legal analyst bob massi. hey, bob. >> good morning. ainsley: good morning. so home builders, their confidence is up after the hurricane. they are rebuilding which is great news. >> they are. ainsley: what are some of the issues that they are facing? >> one of the big things that they are facing is the
idea of cost. there is a labor shortage. we have it in las vegas. you will have it in florida. you are going to have it over in texas because a lot of the immigration issues going on there is a labor shortage. also have increase in insurance premiums that they are concerned about. also, they are talking about material increase. lumber prices are going to go up because of some shortage. so any time you have this type of catastrophes that occur, there is this consequence. but amazingly enough, there still is optimism and there is still building. but these are some of the things be faced with. ainsley: hohow are the homeowners doing louisiana, florida, texas and hurricanes gone through we don't want to forget them and also puerto rico. >> you know, actually, it's interesting. homeowners are optimistic. i think there is this sense, for example, in houston, what i have been reading about is a lot of the people unfortunately were affected, may move to other areas in
texas because they don't want to go through this again. a little wit of higher ground. over in florida, have you the coastals, a lot of investors have that. they are going to go right back there because they like being on the coast. i think in general, ainsley, i really, it's amazing, even everything we have gone through the last couple months, there is a good feeling among homeowners. they want to buy again. they want to own again. ainsley: that's good news. on that topic we teased right before the break. what are the nation's hottest real estate zip codes now? >> you know, that's another thing, i'm surprised las vegas wasn't involved. here's what they're finding. smaller, inexpensive towns, the preliminaries are going to. that is the market that the builders want. the retailers want the millennials, have you them going to sort of small towns in texas, colorado, in florida, new mexico, different parts of the country where they are buying condominiums. now, smaller is bigger for them. they want it affordable. they want to be around --
the retails want them in that area. so the millennials are saying, look, we don't need big. we need affordable. we want convenience. we have covered this on the property man show and that's what this is all going toward. you will see more condominium building and going after that millennial generation for sure. ainsley: that is so interested. i thought we would recognize some of those cities. two of them are in michigan out of five on the list. >> all small towns. ainsley: property airs fridays at 8:30 p.m. on the fox business network. the anti-trump movement has a new member. >> are you a member of the resistance? >> i am. there is no question about that. ainsley: former attorney general eric holder grasping to his legacy under president obama. but what exactly is he trying to save? anyone remember fast and furious? katie pavlich does. she has a reminder coming up next. plus, geraldo rivera, we have stew varney and eric and lara trump this morning
♪ ♪ steve: former attorney general eric holder back in the spotlight defending his policies and announcing his new role as a self-proclaimed member of the trump resistance. >> difficult thing to watch. and it means that i think i have to be part of the resistance and to try to save as much of the great work that i think we did as is possible and to try to ensure that we put in place leadership in 2018 and 2020 that will be supportive of the positive things that we did. steve: that's right. preserving his legacy but what exactly is he trying to
save? anybody remember things like, oh, fast and furious? ainsley: joining us now is editor for town hall to the come katie pavlich who definitely remembers that controversy among others. >> everybody should remember that let's not forget that eric holder lied about what he knew about that operation. it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people including border patrol agent brian terry and -- consequences ongoing today. what is eric holder trying to preserve? the targeting of conservatives, unpopular legacy when he left his office he had 15% approval rating. but tie think that conservatives do have to be concerned and americans have to be concerned because eric holder is working on things like redistricting, gerrymandering, working against voter i.d. laws against our election. so he is actually working on some very serious things. he is not just going out and pumping his fists at these rallies. he is working on things that will have an effect. steve: we have a graphic of some of the things that happened during his tenure
operation fast and furious. he was held in contempt of congress. targeting journalists. irs targeting, attempted 9/11 trials on u.s. soils as well. you know, because he was the attorney general you get how he would like to probably his legacy. but at the same time, you wonder are they trying to protect the legacy or keep things secret that happened back then? we were just talking to the judge about that government witness, the informant. >> right. steve: who the former administration put under a nondisclosure agreement so they can't tell us what happened with russia. >> it's ♪ just about preserving their own legacy. it's about preserving barack obama's legacy. it's also about opposing donald trump. and it's about making sure that the progress that he has made to undo some of the detrimental things that the obama administration did to this country aren't going to happen. so it's very telling that they have people like eric holder, very unpopular, hillary clinton very unpopular, coming out and being part of their, quote,
resistance movement as if that is going to get them anywhere. barack obama is campaigning now in virginia for the governor, the democrat who is running for governor there. steve: who is leading by the way. >> who is. but polling in virginia is often wrong. actually is very much in favor of democrats and ends up being very close. so that's going to be a test to see if they can bring those resistance members back in to the fold to see if they can actually be successful. eric holder is doing it on a little bit of a different level. he hasn't gotten involved in elections in terms of endorsing candidates. but he is getting involved as it comes to, as i said gerrymandering of elections, making sure voter id laws are challenged in court. he's going to be a problem and clearly is he happy to be part of the resistance movement. there are plenty of people on the other side happy to be opposed to him as well. ainsley: catch her today in four hours on outnumbered. >> i will be on then. thank you, guys. steve: there she is right now. >> very cool. steve: coming up, ainsley is going to meet the newest
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>> it stuns me that the members of congress would listen in on our conversation. absolutely stuns me. >> the white house is following me and my wife? i'm a rockstar mow. >> this is disgusting. when someone like general kelly stands up there and tells you what was said and why it was said, i believe in his integrity far before any politician. >> that congresswoman, whatever her name is wears a hat, she's a bozo. stop it. end it. this is about men and women who die and not about politics. brian: last night, the senate narrowly passed a budget framework. >> the first tax cut, tax relief for middle class in this country, and they know congress has gone to fight for
them. >> right now north korea sending a threat to the united states warning of a quote unimaginable strike. >> line shot, and it is caught. the dodgers are headed to the world series for the first time in 29 years. ♪ ♪ ♪ steve: we're on top of the studio. hi, everybody. welcome to the friday telecast. we're so excited. brian: you get excited. geraldo, do you get excited seeing your name on the zipper? we call that a zipper. >> oh. ainsley: brian calls that the zipper.
brian: you get excited? >> i've seen my name in lights for years. steve: at home with eric and laura. ainsley: who are you pulling for tonight? yankees plays the ost roz and whoever wins that -- >> i used to sell the long island press and to get tickets, they give you yankees stadium, so i going when i was a young boy. except i was in cleveland. steve: gone tribe. brian: obviously, congratulations to the dodgers. the last time they were in the world series, that was the cut away of the time of the. ainsley: he was in the audience last night. yeah. >> i remember the dodgers when they were in brooklyn. brian: you do not. >> i do so. steve: a big fan of fox and friends. he could be watching right now. >> hey, tommy. steve: we have to ask you about john f kelly, chief of staff went in to answer all of the questions that we have had the past week regarding's call with the gold star widow.
but he particularly took a shot at the florida congresswoman, and he was stunned, he said, that she would eavesdrop on a personal phone call between the president of the united states and somebody who just lost her husband. what do you think about that, geraldo? >> well, first of all, listening to general kelly, who i just met on air force one, i had a chat with him. he's a very serious person. very mature, very dignified. i was so humbled by his remarks and as a war correspondent who attended many memorials in the field, in the theater, i just thought that isn't there anything in our life now that isn't sack red that can be above politics? how can you use this occasion to attack the president? it shows the hatred against president trump. but more than that, it shows a willingness to make -- to denigrate and to make base
something that should be so noble and unifying. and to hear him, to hear this dad, serious man so obviously pained. and when he told the story of going to arlington cemetery, my god, steve. i felt like crying there because he was so real. so sincere, and it really -- his remarks, his demeanor, his message was so at odds. i tell you, i was watching -- i was on the bike exercising, so i was clicking around as i do, and i happened to watch his remarks on the network. and i was thinking of the reporters on that network, they must have felt embarrassed about the way that they had politicized president trump's call to that widow. every single question. i've known donald trump forever. so i know he's not the best ad-libber. i know if i tell him -- if i was an aide, i could see how
he may be clumsy doing it. but then to politicize this syntax or take this noble message of love, of compassion, of inclusion, and make it more about partisan politics, i swear to god. i don't know where we go, and those reporters must have been so embarrassed. brian: they weren't. did you watch the nighttime show? they just start ripping kelly saying he becomes the politico because he does what the president told him to do. the president never told him to do that. >> that was the least political speech i've heard in years from washington. that was the most heartfelt speech. and the point he makes about 1% of the american population actually serving. and a tiny percentage of the 1% actually are in combat risking their lives. what happened to those four gi's in niger is tragic, and we have to find out exactly what the mission was. whether they were prepared, properly supported, and all of the rest it of. but to take the president's
condolence call to the widow and make that like everything else, it's just like everything else. brian: she became the number one booking in every network. >> and it's so -- i mean, at some point, you've got to think where -- where's the dignity? have you no shame? it really troubled me. it really did. brian: quote, this is from wilson on. john kelly is trying to keep his job. meanwhile, as we look ahead, he is trying to keep his job. he will say anything. there were other people who heard what i heard. steve: and then. brian: so do you really think kelly is trying to keep his job? >> i just wish he would drop it. let's drop it now. ainsley: she's not dropping it. she said she was going to stay silent. now she's on another network this morning, and this is what she said to a local reporter about everything. listen to this: >> when i was a kid growing up, a lot of -- steve: that's not the sound byte. ainsley: here we go. >> that's the white house is
following me and my life? this is amazing. that's amazing. that is absolutely phenomenal. i have to tell my kids that i'm a rockstar now. ainsley: oh, now she's famous. >> i contrast that -- i'll give you a moment. baghdad, iraq. general john f kelly, general john f campbell, he calls me, and he's taking a helicopter ride over to the city of iraq. we land in this army base, we go into an auditorium packed with the gi's who serve in the unit of the person we were honoring. his boots were at the front of the auditorium. just his boots. and it was his buddies -- not the commanders -- but his peers who were telling us about this fallen soldier. i tell you, it was one of the most affecting moments of my entire life. and then to contrast that
moment of dignity, and i couldn't believe the strength general campbell and others showed in even talking about this kid who was alive a few hours before. and then to see this. now to see this. to see it's a democrat, a republican, a right or left, a red or blue. it's appalling. it's deeply distressing, and i just ask people on both sides drop this thing right now. ainsley: you know, geraldo, it's not about her, it's not about the president, it's about our fallen soldiers. our men and women who give up everything to go over there so that we can have freedom. you mentioned that the things that are sacred have been lost now. the general touched on that yesterday. it was a very powerful sound byte. if you missed it, we want to play it for you. listen to this: >> when i was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. women were sacred. looked upon with great honor. that's obviously not the case anymore as we see from recent
cases. life, the dignity of life is sacred. that's gone. religion, that seems to be gone as well. gold star families, i think that left in the convention over the summer. just start selfless devotion that brings a man and woman to die in the battlefield, i just thought that that might be sacred. so i still hope, as you write your stories, and i appeal to america that let's not let this maybe last thing that's held sacred in our society. a young man, young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country. let's try to somehow keep that sacred. but it eroded a great deal yesterday by the selfish behavior of a members of congress. brian: wow. >> i can't imagine if i had been admonished that way how i would be reacting.
certainly not the way the congresswoman is reacting. i just see sincerity there that the dad speaking as well as a marine commander. brian: who's son is on his fifth tour, by the way. the other son. >> yeah. it's just. it's a lot. now, having said that, as a reporter, i'm very curious what the mission was in niger. i don't have a lot of experience in west africa. it's the french that have basically taken the lead. but that's where the children were kidnapped, the couple hundred little girls. it's very troubled. al-qaeda or some manifestation of the radical sunni islamic extremism is really metastasizing in west africa, and it's going to be trouble, and we are going to be involved. but for god's sakes, if something like this happens, the next time something like this happens, can't we stand shoulder to shoulder? steve: and you know what? yesterday, the pentagon came out and said we're not -- we don't know exactly what
happened yet over there, but we are having an investigation. but unlike other people in this town, we're not going to tell. we're not going to start talking until we know the facts. >> you think that the command in africa and what happens in africa will have a telling effect and will spill over. i think it really is where the fight is. now that racka and the caliphate are finished, i think you're going to see a move to central and west africa. brian: we're going to see the same outrage that isis was supposed to be the jv team. i never saw any of that outrage as al-qaeda ran crazy across iraq and syria. >> just one other -- this criticism of president trump on this issue, it is echoing what happened in puerto rico. in puerto rico, i saw with my eyes how the puerto rican people were responding to the president and the first lady. and then i came home, and i saw the absolute 180 reporting on what i saw. absolutely -- i saw they loved
them, the reporters here said they hated him. i saw how it was distorted. president trump has the worst relationship with the media and the opposition ever. anything he does is construed in the worst possible light as evil. as some kind of secret motive. some kind of manipulation. he gets no slack at all, and that's part of the reason we are so utterly divided now that even this. even the most sacred event honoring a hero becomes politicized. i think it's really, really terrible. ainsley: in puerto rico when the mainstream media says the president's not helping, they don't really know the truth, a lot of their viewers. the difference here, though, is we're all humans. we know his intentions. when he calls that gold star mother or that gold star widow and talk to her, and we -- general kelly explained that he was the one that gave him those words to say and told him not to call.
but we know his heart in that situation. it's the wrong thing for the left to politicize, in my opinion. it makes them look bad and america's smart enough to figure out. brian: you're never going to win over the media except by winning. you start solving the situation against al-qaeda. you get the economy on a roll. >> bite your tongue on this little area of our society. just bite your tongue. some things are not about politics. brian: thank you. ainsley: thanks, geraldo. >> good morning. brian: all right. meanwhile. steve: the u.s. senate taking another step towards making the economy great again. so what's it going to take to do that? stuart varney is here, and he says something about taxes. ainsley: hey, stuart. then we have, stuart, bringing up baby. baby trump. we went to eric and laura's house to meet the newest member of their family, gentlemen. brian: sorry. sorry. ainsley: we're on. we're on tv live right now. are you taking the tissue test?
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months? here to react, host of "varney & company," stuart varney. he was kind of down because of a few votes that coc he was sick of passing the budge. so they have to be relieved of a budget framework passed. what does it mean for the economy? >> look, the budget framework has been passed. the way they passed it means it has to go through only one committee in the house. that shaves two or three weeks off the legislative process, it then goes towards tax cuts, which look a lot more likely. you only need 50 votes in the senate to actually pass the tax cut bill, and you have 50 votes. there are 52 republicans. i can't believe that the republicans will walk away from this opportunity once in a lifetime to cut taxes. brian: well, they just have a little bit of the problem with reductions as it is with states. you know peter king and the others. stuart: we don't know the details yet. but the broad framework is there. you cut taxes of businesses and small businesses, and you cut taxes on individuals. the rest of the details, we
don't know yet. but you get tax cuts. that's the whole point. that means growth in the future. brian: well, right now, we don't have anything except for a framework for a budget pass. what do you think that framework does and the potential for tax reform does in terms of 3% growth that we're experiencing right now? stuart: we know that the president is aiming for a 20% top rate on corporate profits. 20%. down from 35%. that puts a lot more money into private enterprise. that is stimuliive. that creates growth. we know the president wants to pass taxes for pass through accounts. that is very stimulative. that puts money into private enterprise. that grows the economy. i think you can look forward to three, three and a half percent, maybe 4% later next year. and that's why you're going to have another whopping great, big stock market rally today on top of the ones we've already had. brian: so right now we're below 23,000 before we closed;
right? stuart: no, we closed at 23,163. brian: so you're saying we're going to surge toward 24? stuart: i don't know but today when the dow opens at 9:00 a.m. eastern time, the dow will go up another 80, 90, maybe another 100 points. which means we're talking about 800 points away from 24,000. brian: and if you really want to pay off the debt and deficit, let's grow our way out of it. stuart: that's the way. you're going to have to grow your way out of it. it's a serious problem, obviously. growth is the answer. brian: stuart varney is going to be going over this for three hours 9:00 to noon. stuart: you would really like to know. brian: i would like your viewers to know too. great to see you. ten minutes before the top of the hour. you want to bring your laptop on the plane? you might want from this video and a warning from the feds. and then bringing up baby trump. eric goes home. she comes back with a tape and
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>> good friday to you. back with headlines and a fox news alert. u.s. forces officially declaring victory over isis in raqqa. this as we see brand-new video showing nothing but rubble in the city. isis once using raqqa as a base to plan international terror attacks. seeing a major blow to the terror group. and airlines ban laptops from check bags or risk explosions like this. well, according to the faa, an overheated lithium ion battery can make aerosol cans explode and take
down planes. they're now appealing to the un to ban laptops and other electronic devices from checked luggage. steve: that is some scary stuff. thank you very much, jillian. >> well, eric and laura trump, as you know, has just baby boy. his name is luke, and they invited us exclusively into their home so that we could meet the baby. and this is the first time he has ever been on video. steve: baby's first interview. ainsley: baby's first interview, and we also talked to them about news of the day. so watch this. this is in their house in up state, new york. the westchester area. brian: roughly. listen. ainsley: rodger goodell reasonable had the meeting with all of the owners of the teams, and he credentialed all of the teammates to stand but said he's not going to punish them if they decide to take a knee. what's your reaction? >> i think the reaction is you stand for the flag. there's many justices in this world you see them every day. you flip on the tv, you see them. but that is a sacred minute where the best of america is showcased and celebrated the
troops of this country are celebrated. everything that's wonderful about this nation, we have so much to really thank god for. you don't stand during that period of time, and i think personally, i'm not speaking for my father, but personally, i was disappointed. >> i think he's going to see -- we've already seen the fans have reacted and people in this country do not take kindly to people disrespecting the flag, disrespecting the military, and, you know, they'll pay for it probably by losing fans, unfortunately. ainsley: father was criticized for the conversation that he had with the gold star widow. what was your thoughts on that topic? >> i think it's disgusting. i mean, i think it shows the absolute worst of politics. here is the president of the united states calling to express his condolences on behalf of this incredibly-great nation. and people turn it into a political item. >> you read the transcript. what were your thoughts? >> from what i've seen, this is just a clear case of the media not doing their job. whenever you read exactly what he said, he said your husband
went into battle, you know, knowing that he could be injured, knowing that he could be killed, and he still did it because he loved this country, and he did it for the american people. i can't think of a better way, quite frankly, to express my gratitude to someone than by saying something like that. and yet, they conveniently leave off the last part of what was said. this man is a hero. there are no two ways about it. my father-in-law is the biggest champion of the military there is and, you know, we all in this country love and respect our military and no one more so than the president. ainsley: what did you think of general kelly's comments defending your father when it came to the conversation of that gold star widow? >> well, he was on the, but he also had a son that was killed in afghanistan, and i think he probably more so than any person in the world understands that true pain and sorrow and what the person on the other end of the telephone was going through at that very moment. i'm sure he had a very -- many very similar moments, you know? in his own life. and he was upset.
he was upset when my father was criticized, and i think he came to my father's defense in a very big way because i think he thought it was disgusting. ainsley: okay. tax reform. big day. budget has to be done today in order to pass tax reform by the end of the year. is that going to happen? >> i think it will. i'm hopeful it will. this country wants, and you see the stock market; right? record highs. it has never seen any growth like this. i mean, it's incredible. and why is that? people are expecting tax reform. we need to simplify our tax system. we have to return taxes to people. we have to let corporations grow. we have to put our companies back on even playing fields with other developed nations, otherwise, we're simply not going to be competitive. ainsley: what do you make of some of these republicans that are not on board. rand paul isn't onboard, ted cruz hasn't necessarily they're going to vote for them. >> i think they will on tax. it's something that every republican, quite frankly, complained on and has always believed on. they want people to have more
money. they want people to spend more of that money in the economy. they want people to actually save money. ainsley: the investigation, the uranium one deal, your dad spoke about it and said this is the real russian scandal. >> it is the real russian scandal. it's a disgrace when the clinton foundation gets $145 million, and we give 20% of the uranium in the united states. remember, it's used to make nuclear weapons. give 20% of the stockpile and the clinton administration gets $145 million, and then they're calling everybody in capitol hill to testify about nothing in the campaign because there was no collusion or no russia. it's a disgrace, and it really shows how one sided our government can be. ainsley: so let's talk about the baby. how did you come up with luke? >> luke was my dad's dad. i heard such incredible stories about him, and i always said if i have a son, i would really love to name him after my grandfather, so it's very special. ainsley: has your dad met the baby? >> he has. he spent a bunch of time with
little luke, and that was very special. ainsley: okay. so i'm about to meet luke. what can i expect? >> he's a great baby. earlier does not cry that much. he's so sweet and a lot of hair. so you'll see. apparently he has more hair than most babies. ainsley: the trump hair. >> the trump hair. let's go see him. ainsley: hi, little one. hi, little one. beautiful. your nursery's beautiful. did you decorate it? >> we did. and we have a lot of amazing books. we have one i think you'll like right over here. ainsley: awe you have my book. >> we wanted to put it out for you. ainsley: healthy baby boy. congratulations. and then i ran out the door with the baby. i never came back. steve: so beautiful. so they're already reading the baby your book.
brian: the book was in the library. isn't that cool? ainsley: i know. isn't it sweet of them to support me? luke has blonde hair and perfect skin. and they're so precious to hold again. steve: great age. ainsley: look how beautiful. brian: nice job. ainsley: thanks. steve: nice of the trumps to invite us. good job with the interview. ainsley: thank you. brian: coming up straight ahead, some nfl kneelers say they won't stop until colin kaepernick gets a job. but is that a solution? jason of the rams and giants amped up about that. steve: and general john kelly giving a tribute to fallen military members and their families yesterday. so what do veterans think? our panel of vets here to weigh in next. good morning, men ♪ video-game dance music
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what's in your wallet? >> i gave that explanation to our president three days ago. he elected to make phone calls in the case of the four young men who we lost in niger. but then he said what -- how do you make these calls? if you're not in the family, if you've never worn the uniform, if you've never been in combat, you can't even imagine how to make that call. i think he very bravely does make those calls. he knew what the possibilities were because we're at war. and when he died in the four cases we're talking about in niger and my son's case in afghanistan. when he died, he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. that's what the president tried to say to four families the other day.
i was stunned when i came to work yesterday morning and broken-hearted at what i saw a members of congress doing. steve: because then it became political. joining us right now is the reaction from our panel today. former navy seal and ceo of combat wounded coalition jason at the far right right there. retired army ranger in the center and army vet and former new york city police department. you two have actually made these kinds of calls. >> yes. steve: and as we heard from the general yesterday, not only is it a hard call to make, but it is something so sacred, it is about telling the family of a fallen soldier that they made the ultimate sacrifice. and, unfortunately, it has become politicized this week. >> absolutely. i mean, this call comes in two faxes. the first faction is you have someone referred to as a casualty officer. that individual makes a direct
contact that they show up at the family's door. steve: at first light, they knock on the door. >> and then i spoke from the perspective of being an executive officer of a unit, and i had to make those calls. i've only made a few of them, but it's a very difficult task. steve: and we heard yesterday, shawn, john f kelly say that the best calls come from the people who knew the fallen soldier. >> that's right. yeah, i made hundreds of these calls when my unit was in afghanistan. we did two separate deployments to afghanistan and my second deployment, part of my job was taking care of the wounded soldiers and families that lost loved ones, and i can tell you that those conversations are the most challenging and difficult and sacred conversations that you have as a military officer. and for it to be politicized in any way by a sitting u.s. congresswoman who's now parading around and acting and calling herself a rockstar, it is morally reprehensible in every way. and universally as americans,
we should condemn her action and hold sacred those conversations. it's a private conversation between the president. steve: she was eavesdropping. >> yeah. a private conversation between our commander-in-chief and a widow. that's the story. steve: when you were injured in action, who got the call? >> so my wife got the call, and i mean it's very difficult. even in my case, obviously, shot in the face, and they didn't know my mental state. and for my commanding officer to call her and say your husband has been severely injured -- steve: and we just don't know what's going to happen. >> absolutely. so, i mean, that's hard enough to process. you take it to the next level of somebody like general kelly himself who lost his own son. so it's incredibly disappointing to me. i feel as a nation that we are moving down this path, we are politicizing things that really should not be touched. and regardless of your political affiliations, there are over a million americans who have laid down their lives
for the freedom in this country since the beginning, and i think it is a time. you need to put politics aside. you cannot politicize something like this. and for somebody to insinuate that john kelly was keeping his job by getting out there in front -- anyone with half a mind could look at the pain he experienced when he talked about and that notification when somebody shows up at your door to say i'm sorry on behalf of the united states of america, your son or daughter has made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. that is a wound that that family will never fully recover. steve: absolutely. >> and the fact of the matter is that president trump cares deeply about our military, and he. steve: look at the flag. look at the anthem. it is clear what he is about. >> he volunteered. when most presidents -- the fact of the matter is most presidents don't call families of the fallen, and he volunteered to make a very difficult call, to express
condolences to a family, and that was the right decision. >> and pointing trump's corner is he has never made one of these calls before, so he reached out to john kelly to gain information because john kelly is a gold star family coupled with -- he gave him two options. look, if you make it -- this is what comes into play. if you don't make it, we'll understand. as my counterpart mentioned, the average president doesn't make these calls because there's just so many of them to be made. but you have to accept that donald trump did go over and beyond to connect with the gold star father. >> john kelly tried to explain to the president and president trump understood this. that all of us as military members, every one of us here has been in the situation where we know we may not come home alive. steve: sure. >> and what he was trying to say in that moment is your son was doing what he was there to do. he was a green beret. i was a seal, army, these things. we know what we're out there doing trying to preserve the
freedom of the country. >> you know the risks. he knew what he signed up before he got into it. there's no draft. steve: common expression in your business. i have to ask you, doctor, before you go. the congresswoman from florida. she was on another morning show, apparently. >> the rockstar? steve: well, we saw that sound byte. >> self proclaimed rockstar. steve: well, now she's saying that the general's comment about the empty barrel that he made yesterday was racist. so sounds like that's what she's going forward with. >> the congresswoman speaking outside of her wheelhouse. what she's looking to do is gain some momentum going into the next series of elections. she's trying to politicize something in actuality, this is not her space of expertise. we need to focus on we had a fine soldier that we lost in niger. and that should be what the narrative is. not her overhearing a conversation between that family and president trump. steve: guys, great discussion. thank you, all, for your service.
>> it's an honor to serve. steve: an honor to talk to you. all right. straight ahead on this friday, is the mavericks owner making a play for the white house? mark cuban revealing potential political aspirations to harvey levin at tmz. and while there was no kneeling to the national anthem, two players refused to stand. so is this patriotic fight over or just getting started? former nfl superstar jason is in the house. when you have a cold stuff happens. shut down cold symptoms fast
brian: the nfl kicking off last night with over two players for kansas and oakland. this comes as two players maintain, the only way for this debate to win is for colin kaepernick to go to a job. steve: well, we have retired navy seal to explain why he will always stand. >> i'm never going to kneel for the flag. i'm only going to stand for the flag. i respect the flag -- the flag stands for freedom. i went through a horrible life when i was growing up, and there was some racism thrown my way and stuff like that, but that doesn't mean i'm not free. ainsley: here to join us star of the nfl, jason, you'll see him tomorrow and sunday. >> seems entertaining. apparently i was told to dress a little bit differently. brian: you do the hardest thing in life, and that's good dressing casual. down and up and in between. so what do you expect this
weekend? we have, like, six 49ers every single week take a knee. the president and the commissioner this week said i'm not going to mandate it. plus, he cannot mandate it as long as there's a players union to stay in the way. >> i think you'll still see the same people taking a knee. what they're standing for or taking a knee for, i get, and i understand. we may not agree with the approach that they're taking. but what they're doing and the causes that they're trying to promote, they can't change that now. you can't just stop because somebody says we don't like it. let's remember, a protest isn't supposed to appease everybody. i think we're losing sight of some of the reasons they're doing this because of the way in which they're going about doing it. steve: well, and they're out to get publicity for their cause and there are a number of causes, and they're certainly getting the public lit of. but if you were still back in the nfl and one of your teammates was taking a knee or like yesterday just sat during the national anthem, would you talk to him? >> yeah. i would have a conversation about, you know, getting more in depth into
what his purpose and goal is, what's his endgame? what is he trying to do? i would support him. he's my teammate. we don't always think and feel the same way. there's 53 guys in that locker room. we don't all think the same way. but we're teammates. we support each other for what they're going through. i wouldn't take a knee. it's not my approach to things. i would take a different venue. but that's me. if my teammate wants to take a knee, it's your prerogative in this country to do what you want to do. ainsley: you said that rodger goodell probably should have made a decision at the very beginning. it's too hard to go back now. he's in a tough spot, though, because he has to represent all of the guys on the team. you keep saying the union too. but he's got to represent them all and, clearly, not a majority, a big portion of them have a problem. that's why they're taking a knee. so what advice do you have for him now? where does he go from here? >> so let's be clear. rodger goodell represents the owners only. he doesn't represent the
players. there's a players union. he's hired by the 32 owners. steve: to make money. >> to be profitable; right? and to come up with ideas, rules, and goals for the nfl. now, with that being said, they should have said something a year and a half ago or there should have been something in place before this began. once it's in motion, you can't retroactively go in now and say our policy is you can't take a knee -- too late. you would cause such an uproar? you want to see people protest? try that one. brian: you play a position that traditionally african-americans shine at. i remember john lynch saying the same thing. defensive backs. i find that in the locker room, everyone seems to be colorblind. do you think you can bring that forward and get that message out. bring the locker room harmony to the rest of the world? >> no. it's -- i'll steal a line from vegas. what happens in vegas, stays in vegas. what happens in the locker room still does. i was a defensive back. a corner. the only white one in the last 20 years. those relationships and the
camaraderie and the banter that we had stayed there. the things that i said and did with my teammates in my locker room, i couldn't do outside in the public. it would be taken wrong. but my boys knew who i was. so our interactions were so different. ainsley: give us an example. >> no. i don't think so. [laughter] there's just no sound byte that really -- then i would have to explain the sound byte, you know what i mean? i don't have enough time to talk about that. brian: but you have plenty of time over the weekend to talk about. eight hours? >> yeah. you guys told me it's four hours saturday and four hours sunday. steve: do you have an alarm clock? >> apparently i shouldn't even go to sleep. ainsley: right. >> we'll find out. steve: it's going to be -- oh, look at that hair. brian: talking about pete; right? good luck, jason. hey, coming up straight ahead, will mark cuban run for president in 2020? if so, for which party's if so, for which party's nomination. heavierou levin and had inside scoop. that's his feature this weekend
>> good morning, everybody. we now have a budget. what about tax reform? what's in it for you? kevin brady live on that. more interaction on the sad discourse of our fallen heroes. there's more interaction on that today. newt gingrich is live. bernie goldberg takes on the nfl when sandra and i see you in six minutes, top of the hour on a friday morning. brian: be billionaire verse billionaire in the 2020 election? >> you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people, and i think i qualify on each of those. now, whether or not i'll do it, it's a big decision. >> you sound like a candidate. >> i'm a concerned american citizen. >> so am i, but i'm not a candidate. >> i wouldn't run unless i had a solutions. if i have solutions, then i had something to offer. if i don't, you won't see me anywhere near being a politician. ainsley: that's just part of
harvey levin's fascinating interview with mark cuban. steve: joining us now, objectified host harvey levin. it sounds like he's running for president. does he like donald trump? >> no. i don't think he does. look, i think they were friends at one point but, you know, clearly, the line was drawn during the election. he supported hillary clinton. i've got to tell you. we get into it. and i call him on this because, you know, he starts giving me the politician answers, and i pushed him, and i think he then -- but i think he opened up. i mean, when you watch this, i'll give you my sense. my sense is that there is a -- an extremely good chance mark cuban is going to run for president of the united states. and he tells me which party he's going to run in. now, remember, he supported hillary clinton. i believe he was even at the democratic convention. so he could run as a
democrat. but he also has roots in the republican party. he declares it with me on the show. ainsley: harvey, do we learn about his family? i want to know about his wife, his kids, if his house is huge. he's a billionaire. >> he has -- honestly, he has a fantastic story. i mean, this guy was an entrepreneur selling garbage bags when he was 8 years old. and, yes, he goes through his whole life with me, and it's very interesting. i mean, on the one hand if you haven't seen his kids out a lot with him with paparazzi, on the other hand, his kids are ham bones, and he puts them on lots of shows. so is he kind of walks the line in hollywood. steve: it is a great series on fox news channel. sunday at 8:00. harvey, thank you very much for joining us from l.a. brian: more fox and friends in just a moment. to make me feel sluggish but now, i take metamucil every day. it traps and removes the waste that weighs me down,
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